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25 Songs to Play at Your Engagement Party

Advice From Pros and Brides, Wedding & Party Advice

Picking what songs to play at your engagement party can be a difficult decision. You want a mix that will appeal to all of your guests and get the celebration started. If you are looking for inspiration for the perfect engagement party playlist, we have you covered with planning the ultimate engagement party.

Congratulations on Your Engagement

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Now that you have the ring, it’s time to celebrate! Your engagement party is one of the most exciting times during the wedding planning process. You finally get to celebrate this new step in your relationship with your family and friends.

The purpose of the engagement party is to celebrate this important milestone with loved ones, and to introduce your extended families to each other. Remember to take some time to plan your engagement party and enjoy the moment. Typically couples will schedule the party around two to four months after the engagement.

The Perfect Engagement Party Playlist

Here are some of our top suggestions for songs to play at your engagement party. It is always a good rule of thumb to create a mix of songs that guests of all ages will enjoy.

1. “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat featuring SZA

Lyrics: “Can you kiss me more? / We’re so young, boy / We ain’t got nothin’ to lose, oh, oh / It’s just principle / Baby, hold me /’Cause I like the way you groove”

2. “Everything” by Michael Buble

Lyrics: “You’re a falling star, you’re the get away car / You’re the line in the sand when I go too far / You’re the swimming pool, on an August day / And you’re the perfect thing to say” 

3. “Levitating” by Dua Lipa

Lyrics: “If you wanna run away with me, I know a galaxy /And I can take you for a ride / I had a premonition that we fell into a rhythm / Where the music don’t stop for life / Glitter in the sky, glitter in my eyes / Shining just the way I like / If you’re feeling like you need a little bit of company / You met me at the perfect time” 

4. “Higher Love” by Kygo featuring Whitney Houston

Lyrics: “Think about it, there must be a higher love / Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above / Without it, life is wasted time / Look inside your heart, and I’ll look inside mine”

5. “Happy” by Pharrell

Lyrics: “It might seem crazy what I am ’bout to say / Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break / I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space / With the air, like I don’t care, baby by the way” 

6. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA

Lyrics: “Friday night and the lights are low / Looking out for a place to go / Where they play the right music / Getting in the swing / You come to look for a king”

7. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Lyrics:  “Do you remember, 21st night of September? / Love was changing the mind of pretenders / While chasing the clouds away / Our hearts were ringing / In the key that our souls were singing / As we danced in the night / Remember / How the stars stole the night away, oh yeah”

8. “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Lyrics:  “Oh, what a night / Late December back in sixty three / What a very special time for me / As I remember, what a night / Oh, what a night, you know I didn’t even know her name / But I was never gonna be the same / What a lady, what a night” 

9. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd

Lyrics:  “I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights / No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch / I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night / Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust”

10. “Adore You” by Harry Styles

Lyrics:  “Walk in your rainbow paradise (paradise) / Strawberry lipstick state of mind (state of mind) / I get so lost inside your eyes / Would you believe it?”

11. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys

Lyrics:  “God only knows what I’d be without you / If you should ever leave me / Though life would still go on, believe me / The world could show nothing to me / So what good would living do me / God only knows what I’d be without you”

12. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics: “It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do / Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you / Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice? / Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you”

13. “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce featuring Jay Z

Lyrics: “I look and stare so deep in your eyes / I touch on you more and more every time / When you leave, I’m begging you not to go / Call your name two, three times in a row / Such a funny thing for me to try to explain / How I’m feeling and my pride is the one to blame”

14. “We Found Love” by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

Lyrics: ” Shine a light through an open door / Love and life I will divide / Turn away ’cause I need you more / Feel the heartbeat in my mind / It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny / But I’ve gotta let it go”

15. “I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Lyrics: “Yeah baby, I like it like that / You gotta’ believe me when I tell you / I said I like it like that”

16. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics: “Show time (show time) / Guess who’s back again? / Oh they don’t know? (Go on tell ’em) / Oh they don’t know? (Go on tell ’em) / I bet they know soon as we walk in (showin’ up) / Wearing Cuban links (ya) / Designer minks (ya) / Inglewood’s finest shoes (whoop, whoop)” 

17. “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa

Lyrics: “If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody / If you wanna believe that anything could stop me / Don’t show up, don’t come out / Don’t start caring about me now / Walk away, you know how / Don’t start caring about me now”

18. “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics: “For once in my life, I have someone who needs me / Someone I’ve needed so long / For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me / Somehow I know I’ll be strong”

19. “Higher” by Sly and the Family Stone

Lyrics: “Feeling’s gettin stronger / Music’s gettin longer too / Music is flashin me / I want to take you higher /Baby baby baby light my fire / Boom shaka-laka-laka” 

20. “Hey Ya” by Outkast

Lyrics: “My baby don’t mess around / Because she loves me so / This I know fo sho! / But does she really wanna / But can’t stand to see me walk out the door / Don’t try to fight the feeling / Because the thought alone is killin’ me right now / Thank God for Mom and Dad / For sticking to together / Like we don’t know how”

21. “Juice” by Lizzo

Lyrics: “Mirror, mirror on the wall / Don’t say it, ’cause I know I’m cute (ooh, baby) / Louis down to my drawers / LV all on my shoes (ooh, baby) / I be dripping so much sauce / Gotta been looking like ragù”

22. “Locked Out Of Heaven” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics: “Cause you make me feel like / I’ve been locked out of heaven / For too long, for too long / Yeah, you make me feel like / I’ve been locked out of heaven”

23. “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

Lyrics: “If you want my future, forget my past / If you wanna get with me, better make it fast / Now don’t go wasting my precious time / Get your act together we could be just fine / I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want / So tell me what you want, what you really, really want”

24. “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

Lyrics: “Skippin’ and a-jumpin’ / In the misty morning fog with / Our, our hearts a-thumping and you / My brown-eyed girl / And you, my brown-eyed girl”

25. “All of Me” by John Legend

Lyrics: “‘Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections / Give your all to me / I’ll give my all to you”

Entertainment Options for Your Engagement Party

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Now that you have the ultimate engagement party playlist, it’s time to choose your entertainment!

BVTLive is home to all of your wedding entertainment needs — including the perfect music for your engagement party. Depending on the size and scale of your engagement party, you may want to consider different entertainment options.

Bands

Elevation band Philadelphia

Our party bands are recommended by the finest venues for exquisite weddings, grand galas, and exclusive social events in the greater Philadelphia area. Our bands perform with professionalism and strive to keep your guests dancing all night long. From cool jazz to old school classics and top 40 hits that are on the radio today, the music they play can be tailored to fit your needs.

DJ Fusion

electric violin with DJ

If you are looking for a DJ for your party, BVTLive will match you with one of the best DJ’s in the tri-state area from our award winning team. And to add an extra element of live music and energy to your party, we will pair your DJ with one or more of the area’s top musicians to perform live with your award winning DJ to make it an interactive show. Whether it be percussion, electric violin, horns, or vocals, BVTLive Fusion is sure to take your special event to the next level.

Specialty Acts

violin player at engagement party

If you are looking for wedding entertainment and/or a specialty act for your party, call on us here at BVTLive. Our specialty performers and talented acts can create the unique and exciting moments you want at your engagement party. From an a cappella group to create a surprise party experience, to a beautiful solo jazz saxophonist to create the perfect atmosphere, we help you create the experience you envision for your event.

Final Thoughts

BVTLive wants to be a part of your love story. Whether it is your engagement party or your wedding day, BVTLive has what you need to your occasion perfect. If you are interested in booking one of our fabulous Philadelphia live bandsDJs, or specialty acts make sure you contact us today.

Caroline Kinsley is a recent graduate from the University of Delaware. With a degree in media communications, Caroline’s passions are marketing and journalism. Before joining the BVTLive team, Caroline interned at Delaware Today Magazine. Caroline also writes for a Philadelphia based wedding blog, Yeah Weddings. Caroline joins our BVTLive team as the marketing specialist and helps with writing blog content, updating social media profiles, editing video footage, and assisting the marketing director. Caroline has always had a passion for the wedding planning process, being the daughter of an event planning executive.

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